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The Cult of the Goddess Pattini

Obeyesekere, Gananath

Editore: University of Chicago Press, 1984
ISBN 10: 0226616029 / ISBN 13: 9780226616025
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Titolo: The Cult of the Goddess Pattini

Casa editrice: University of Chicago Press

Data di pubblicazione: 1984

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Riassunto: Pattini?goddess, virgin, wife, and mother; folk deity of Sinhala Buddhists and Jains; and assimilated goddess of the Hindu pantheon?has been worshiped in Sri Lanka and South India for fifteen hundred years or more, as she still is today. This long-awaited book is the culmination of Gananath Obeyesekere's comprehensive study of the Pattini cult and its historical, sociological, and psychoanalytical role in the culture of South Asia. A well-known anthropologist and a native of Sri Lanka, Obeyesekere displays his impeccable scholarship and a stunning range of theoretical perspectives in this work, the most detailed analysis of a single religious complex in South Asian ethnography (and possibly in all of anthropology).

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